Brighton

Brighton
Author: Michael Harvey
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062443021
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Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An extraordinary thriller—gripping, haunting, and marvelously told—about two friends growing up in a rapidly changing Boston, who must face the sins of their past in the midst of a series of brutal murders. “You came back here to bury your past. . . . Thing is, you gotta kill it first.” Kevin Pearce—baseball star, honor student, the pride of Brighton—was fifteen when he left town in the back of his uncle’s cab. He and his buddy Bobby Scales had just committed heinous violence for what they thought were the best of reasons. Kevin didn’t want a pass, but he was getting it anyway. Bobby would stay and face the music; Kevin’s future would remain bright as ever. At least that was the way things were supposed to work, except in Brighton things never work the way they’re supposed to. Twenty-six years later, Kevin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist for the Boston Globe. He’s never been back to his old block, having avoided his family and, especially, Bobby Scales. Then he learns his old friend is the prime suspect in a string of local murders. Suddenly, Kevin’s headed home—to protect a friend and the secret they share. To report this story to the end and protect those he loves, he must face not only an elusive, slippery killer, but his own corrupted conscience. A powerhouse of a thriller, Brighton is a riveting and elegiac exploration of promises broken, debts owed, and old wrongs made right . . . no matter what the cost.

Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove
Author: Janet Cameron
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781848681675
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Release: 2008-12-23
Editor: Amberley Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A look at the dark side of life, Victorian-style, when nothing was quite as it seemed and a public execution could be an entertaining family day out. Murderers, poachers, thieves, pickpockets and vagabonds all went about their business with impunity. Crime took place on the streets, on public transport, in homes, pubs, prisons, asylums, workhouses and brothels - it was all part of everyday life in Brighton and Hove in the late 1800s. Read about the notorious railway murderer, Percy Lefroy, who appeared at his trial in full evening dress and went to the gallows in an old brown suit. Gasp at the audacity of a temptress who fell in love with a doctor and tried to poison his wife, with strychnine laced chocolate. Then there's little Emily, a girl who received imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a few tempting pieces of gingerbread while a gaggle of disruptive young women loved causing a riot, flirting with men and smashing windows. It was madness and mayhem in those weird and wonderful times - and it's brought vividly to life by Janet Cameron in Brighton and Hove - Murder and Misdemeanours.

A History of St Peter s Church Brighton

A History of St Peter s Church  Brighton
Author: P.D.W.Nicholl
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9781491887417
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Release: 2013-12
Editor: Author House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

During the course of the 19th and 20th centuries Brighton grew from a small fishing village on the Sussex coast to a large thriving city, popular with residents and visitors alike. Much building work went on during this time, but sadly many of the theatres, cinemas, dance halls and churches that were such a part of life in these earlier times have either been made redundant or converted for other uses or demolished. One of the iconic buildings of the city is St Peter's Church. When it was first built it stood at the entrance to the main part of Brighton, on the road that goes past the Royal pavilion to the Palace Pier. It was the first important design that Sir Charles Barry created. He later became one of the foremost architects of Victorian times being responsible for the Houses of Parliament and Highclere Castle (now known to millions of television viewers as Downton Abbey). St Peter's is a fine example of Barry's work, but this book will record how a chancel was added to the north of the building seventy-five years after the original structure had been completed. We will also see how the incumbent of St Peter's became Vicar of Brighton which put him at the centre of the building and development of other churches throughout the town. In the twentieth century St Peter's continued to be the spiritual hub for civic life in the town, but there was one occasion when the vicar failed to get to the church for the Sunday morning service. Later on the church suffered an arson attack, and the century ended with an extraordinary impromptu time of reflection in the early hours of 1st January 2000. However as the new century began, it was recognised that falling attendances and failing masonry could lead to St Peter's going the same way as other older buildings in the city. The church authorities did not have the financial resources to cover all the expenses that this grand old building was requiring, and thus St Peter's came under the threat of closure. This horrified the inhabitants of the city who saw St Peter's as being just as much a part of the cityscape as the Pavilion and the Pier. To the great delight of all, the church was eventually saved through the last minute intervention of Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London. This book documents the story of a church that, amid many ups and downs along the way, has come to be much loved in Brighton, Hove and Sussex.

Ordinary in Brighton LGBT Activisms and the City

Ordinary in Brighton   LGBT  Activisms and the City
Author: Kath Browne,Leela Bakshi
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781317085157
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Release: 2016-05-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ordinary in Brighton? offers the first large scale examination of the impact of the UK equalities legislation on lesbian, gay, bi- and trans (LGBT) lives, and the effects of these changes on LGBT political activism. Using the participatory research project, Count Me In Too, this book investigates the material issues of social/spatial injustice that were pertinent for some - but not all- LGBT people, and explores activisms working in partnership that operated with/within the state. Ordinary in Brighton? explores the unevenly felt consequences of assimilation and inclusion in a city that was compelled to provide a place (literally and figuratively) for LGBT people. Brighton itself is understood to be exceptional, and exploring this specific location provides insights into how place operates as constitutive of lives and activisms. Despite its placing as ’the gay capital’ and its long history as a favoured location of LGBT people, there is very little academic or popular literature published about this city. This book offers insights into the first decade of the 21st century when sexual and gender dissidents supposedly became ordinary here, rather than exceptional and transgressive. It argues that geographical imaginings of this city as the ’gay capital’ formed activisms that sought positive social change for LGBT people. The possibilities of legislative change and urban inclusivities enabled some LGBT people to live ordinary lives, but this potential existed in tension with normalisations and exclusions. Alongside the necessary critiques, Ordinary in Brighton? asks for conceptualisations of the creative and co-operative possibilities of ordinariness. The book concludes by differentiating the exclusionary ideals of normalisation from the possibilities of ordinariness, which has the potential to render a range of people not only in-place, but commonplace. All royalties from this book will be donated to Allsorts Youth Project, Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboa

The Brighton Area

The Brighton Area
Author: Genal Pratt,The Brighton Area Historical Society
Pages: 127
ISBN: 9780738593678
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Release: 2012
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1867, with a clear vision, steady growth, and prosperity, the village of Brighton was forged in the freshly cut tracks of wagon wheels. Eager settlers poured in from the East, and the Brighton area exploded with fertile farms and bustling businesses, quickly necessitating a train station, electricity, paved roads, and freeways. Rich in its farming roots and unique in its journey, Brighton has emerged as one of the most desirable Michigan communities to live in today. Follow the visual transformation from its humble yet arduous beginnings to the thriving modern business town it has become. This treasured collection of photographs provides a fascinating historical record of the people, farms, and businesses that drove the unstoppable development of Brighton through the 19th and 20th centuries. The architecture, landscape, and cherished character of Brighton tell the stories that embody the foundation of the community today.

Brighton Hove in 50 Buildings

Brighton   Hove in 50 Buildings
Author: Kevin Newman
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781445655154
Available:
Release: 2016-07-15
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the rich and fascinating history of the city through an examination of some of its greatest architectural treasures.

Relations of the Brighton and South Eastern Companies A compilation of agreements and correspondence With map

Relations of the Brighton and South Eastern Companies  A compilation of agreements and correspondence   With map
Author: Anonim
Pages: 95
ISBN: BL:A0017408547
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Release: 1860
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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First ninth Annual Report of the Holton Library Brighton February 1st 1965 Feb 1st 1973

First  ninth  Annual Report of the Holton Library  Brighton  February 1st  1965  Feb  1st  1973
Author: Holton Library, Brighton, Mass
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015034579808
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Release: 1865
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Address to the London Brighton South Coast Railway Proprietary on the Project for Removing the Crystal Palace to Sydenham in Connection with Their Railway

Address to the London  Brighton    South Coast Railway Proprietary  on the Project for Removing the Crystal Palace to Sydenham  in Connection with Their Railway
Author: Anonim
Pages: 16
ISBN: STANFORD:36105004930165
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Release: 1852
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Brighton and its sanative resources comprising a special reference to the German Spa

Brighton and its sanative resources  comprising a special reference to the German Spa
Author: Edwin Lee
Pages: 329
ISBN: BL:A0018100600
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Release: 1856
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock
Author: Graham Green
Pages: 358
ISBN: PSU:000008839107
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Release: 1964
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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First International Conference on Surface Engineering Brighton 25 28 June 1985

First International Conference on Surface Engineering  Brighton  25 28 June 1985
Author: I. A. Bucklow
Pages: 207
ISBN: 0853001987
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Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Geology of the Country Near Brighton and Worthing

The Geology of the Country Near Brighton and Worthing
Author: Harold J. Osborne White,Geological Survey of Great Britain
Pages: 114
ISBN: UIUC:30112027672366
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Release: 1924
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Ancestors and Descendants of Albert Nelson Monroe of Swansea and Brighton Mass 1819 1902

The Ancestors and Descendants of Albert Nelson Monroe of Swansea and Brighton  Mass   1819 1902
Author: Estelle Wellwood Wait
Pages: 29
ISBN: WISC:89061979951
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Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Harry A Levinson 9527 Brighton Way Beverly Hills California Plaintiff V Arthur E Summerfield Individually and as Postmaster General of the United States Washington D C Defendent

Harry A  Levinson  9527 Brighton Way  Beverly Hills  California  Plaintiff  V  Arthur E  Summerfield  Individually and as Postmaster General of the United States  Washington D C   Defendent
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32437000118477
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Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Journal of the Royal Society of Arts

Journal of the Royal Society of Arts
Author: Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)
Pages: 329
ISBN: CORNELL:31924069232035
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Release: 1863
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Brighton A Very Peculiar History

Brighton  A Very Peculiar History
Author: David Arscott
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781908759290
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Release: 2012-01-27
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Brighton: that curious master of reinvention - whether it's considered 'London-by-the-Sea' or 'England's San Francisco', it's certainly a city with a reputation for being on the edge. Delve deep into the weird and wonderful history of 'Brighthelmstone', and find out how this dreary fishing village became a dazzling playground for the louche and wealthy: from the fashionable Regency period to the age of DJs, Brighton has always been home to the proudly quirky. But it's not all sun, sea and a fish supper! Be sure to avoid the sleazy world of gang fights and murders as portrayed in Graham Greene's 'Brighton Rock', whilst ducking to miss the bottles hurled between the mods and the rockers during the famous beach battles. Fully exploring the ups and downs of a seaside town, it's 'Brighton - A Very Peculiar History'...with a bit of Hove on the side.

Abstracts of Papers Read Before the Society Together with the Annual Report

Abstracts of Papers Read Before the Society  Together with the Annual Report
Author: Brighton and Hove Natural History and Philosophical Society, Brighton
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3084668
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Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Journal of the Society of Arts

Journal of the Society of Arts
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:555035524
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Release: 1859
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Annual Report of the Street Commissioners on the Department

Annual Report  of the Street Commissioners on the Department
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433090804836
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Release: 1894
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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